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Smoking and Pets

It is well known that Smoking harms our health and the health of those around us. But how many know that Smoking also harms the health of our Pets?

Inhalation of air containing products of Smoking are called secondhand smoke. Hand smoke of Smoking products enter the body from two sources — from the air exhaled by the smoker, and from products of combustion of a cigarette, pipe or cigar. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and arsenic, as well as nicotine, tar and carcinogens — substances that cause cancer.

Our Pets are passive smokers not only because they directly inhale the smoke, but also because they lick up the toxic substances deposited on their fur from contaminated air. Moreover, each of these substances may increase the risk of cancer. In addition, there is a danger that the animal will accidentally eat items that contain nicotine — a cigarette or cigarette butt, picked up at home or while walking, on the side of the road. Nicotine is also often used as an insecticide!

Below we consider the dangerous consequences that can result from passive Smoking different types of Pets, as well as the methods by which you can protect the health of their Pets. Continue reading

Exotics at home.

People from time immemorial contained Pets like cats and dogs, hamsters, fish, birds. But in recent years has spread the fashion for exotic animals . in particular on tropical insects and invertebrates. Many contain or are planning to make themselves the spiders, despite the fact that we all, as a rule, are afraid of spiders, believing them to be dangerous and poisonous creatures. Someone thinks spiders are scary, and others think that they are scary beautiful. The latter becomes more and more. What, and no wonder! Spiders do not require much space, time, attention, costs, skills, in the end. And the process of growing out the gray and nondescript semicentimetric baby in a big, beautiful and hairy exotic animal is extremely fun and exciting. You cover a tremulous joy, say the owners, when grown pet begins to acquire color and with each molt, becoming larger and more spectacular. But there are some things you should know about the future owner of a spider :

Not to scare you or play with spiders: they have weak nervous system and they can die from fear.

To hold a tarantula is not recommended, they break easily, and drop a few centimeters can lead to death. Continue reading

Vaccination of small animals

Here are some of the judgments that we face at the reception in the veterinary clinic, in the exercise grounds, walking with dogs, in a circle of acquaintances and friendly conversation. Of course, everything that concerns animals, the decision is usually made by the owner, and you will decide or not to vaccinate your pet, doctors can only provide information, recommend, may be to insist.

So, first we need to understand that infectious diseases have not disappeared, they exist and will exist for the simple reason that the population of viruses is maintained in natural foci of wild and stray animals. And the incidence in the population of domestic animals decreased only at the expense of mass vaccination.

Vaccinated dog and cat healthy, the owner and members of his family . Leptospirosis and rabies – two highly dangerous disease that is transmitted to humans from domestic animals. And if the leptospirosis disease is extremely unpleasant, but treatable, however, with a lot of complications, then rabies is not treated.

Remember bird and swine flu . All of the disease against which vaccinated dogs and cats are highly contagious, these viruses are stable in the environment. Continue reading

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